FREE Music and Arts Event
Belmont Porchfest
Saturday September 7, 11-6pm
   (rain date: Sep 8th)

Belmont's Porchfest is a celebration of community through arts and music performed by your friends and neighbors in yards and on porches throughout Belmont. Bike to a friend's house to hear a klezmer band or host a circus show on your front lawn! 

Porchfest happens the Saturday after Labor Day. 

Hosts and Performers register here through July 31st . The schedule and performer descriptions will be on this website in late August.

Hosts can perform on their own veranda or welcome a buddy to perform at their home.  If you are ISO a porch or performer, we will do our best to hook you up.  We prioritize Belmont performers but welcome folks from all over.


THE "LET IT GO" GRILLE.  Are you feeling especially brave?  Are you willing to share personal essays, life lessons, humorous tales, daring escapades, or middle school (or HS or current!) journal entries?  If we have enough brave performers, we will create a PG-17 stage.  Register for 30 minutes but expect to perform for 5-15.  More information in the Performer FAQ.

ONE STOP REGISTRATION FOR YOUTH PERFORMERS: Register on this website, even if you only have a 15-minute set.  Let us know if you want to be part of a Youth Stage or select your pre-arranged stage.  More information in the Performer FAQ. 


What if there is rain in the forecast?  

A little rain won't shut us down, but other conditions may.  The rain date is the next day.  We will decide whether to reschedule by 10 a.m. on September 7th and post that info on the HOME page of the website. 

Despite a torrential downpour last year, more than 2300 people showed up for the fun at 58 porches hosting 80 groups comprised of 483 adults and 118 students before thunderstorms shut us down at 4 pm.  The weather was worse on Sunday.  Let's hope for clear weather but plan for a little drizzle.

In the event of a thunderstorm or other adverse weather conditions, Belmont Porchfest urges all hosts, performers, and audience members to prioritize their safety and the safety of others.  An anticipated adverse weather event in the vicinity marks the end of Belmont Porchfest 2024.

Wanna know more about Porchfests?  Check out  A Porchfest Journey

We are proud to participate in the Card to Culture Program - A collaboration between the Massachusetts Cultural Council and The Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Nutritional Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by broadening accessibility to cultural programming.

Although Porchfest is free, there are costs associated
with making it safe, fun and comfortable.
Please consider donating:
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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Belmont Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, and by Anne Mahon

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